Fukushima nuclear crisis
All the background info you need to understand the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power station.
Coverage from Nature news with all the latest updates on the situation at Fukushima.
Great video explaining the crisis in Fukushima, from what goes on inside a nuclear reactor to why taking iodine or boron can limit the dangers of radiation exposure.
How does ionising radiation affect people, what risks arise from radiation exposure, and how can such risks be minimised? These question and more are addressed on this excellent site all about radioactivity.
This nuclear primer explains what meltdown means, and how the situation at Fukushima compares with past nuclear accidents.
This game puts you in control of a nuclear plant. Your mission is to produce as much electricity as possible whilst avoiding overheating. Requires flash.
A brief description of how Nuclear fission power works from Marshall Brain's HowStuffWorks.com. Concentrating on the fission of Uranium 135.
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